Bridesmaids

We have made lots of bespoke vintage style bridesmaids dresses over the years and our lovely customers have shared some photos of their special day with us. Every Wedding is unique and imaginative, so we thought what better way to inspire you then by showing you these stunning sets of bridesmaids!

If you're thinking about creating your own set of custom made bridesmaid dresses please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Some things you might want to mention to get the ball rolling - the date of the wedding, how many bridesmaids will be by your side and their rough sizes. Also if you've got any ideas of which styles and fabrics you'd like please let us know! You can contact us at - digforvictory.el@gmail.com

Fabric Choices

You can browse through our online boutique to get ideas for dress styles and fabric combinations and have a look in our fabric cupboard to create your own custom made frocks. A group of bridemaids can look stunning in mixed vintage florals in similar tones, or very elegant in the same fabric with mixed dress styles. You can see how some of our past customers have created their perfect sets of bridesmaids dresses by taking a look at the photos on this page!

We work mainly with vintage and reclaimed fabrics and so we only have a limited quantity of most of the fabrics we use. If a fabric catches your eye please contact us here to find out if we have enough to make your bridemaid dresses. We may recommend that you put down a non-refundable fabric deposit to secure it. This costs £20 per dress and gives you peace of mind that the fabric is reserved for you until are ready to place your order (this cost comes off the total value of the order at the end)

Why not mix and match a selection of colours or vintage floral prints to create a unique ensemble? Alternatively, if there is a particular colour or fabric that you would like for your dresses you are very welcome to source it yourself and post it to us.

We will need approximately 3m of fabric per dress and we recommend sourcing a 100% cotton or linen fabric for an informal spring/summer wedding or a Taffeta, Duchesse Satin or Silk Dupion for a more formal event. We are happy to advise you on fabrics and quantities, just drop us an email!

To cost of having a dress made in fabric you have sourced yourself will start from £100 (in a standard size). This cost may increase depending on the actual style you request and the type of fabric you provide, so please do contact us here for more specific advice.

 

Time Frame

For one to two bridesmaids we suggest allowing 1-2 months to process an order, for sets of three or more we ideally need 2-3 months. This is to allow time for making the dresses but also for any minor alterations that may be required or for shipping time.

 

Flower Girls, Petticoats & Boleros

We can make our dresses for younger Flower Girls too in a sweet new version of our Tiffany neckline, teamed with our Circle or Pleated skirt in your choice of fabric. Take a peek at some examples here

Our dresses look stunning when worn as they come, but if you want to release your inner Audrey Hepburn then we recommend wearing a tulle petticoat underneath your Dig For Victory dress!

We supply our petticoats in various colours and lengths to match our most popular skirt styles. Wear a longer petticoat and it will peek out of the hem of the skirt, this can look great to show off a coloured tulle. Alternatively a shorter one is visible when you spin on the dance floor or are feeling flirty! Tulle petticoats are the best way to give the Circle, Flared, Pleated and A- Line skirts the 'full' effect and to create a more formal style perfect for weddings and Proms!

A Bolero can add that finishing touch to a bridesmaids outfit. They are a super chic way to keep the chill off your shoulders and create a very elegant shiloutte. We can make the in a fabric to match your dress or you could have a different fabric to take your dress through to the evening. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss some options!

Not forgetting the men, we can also make very dapper bow ties and pocket squares to match your chosen colour scheme. Why not have some made for the Groom, Best Man or Page Boys in the same fabric as a set of bridesmaids dresses to pull it all together?

 

 

Style and Fit

Every wedding is unique and we love to get creative here at Dig For Victory! Bridesmaids can mix and match elements of our current dress styles, choosing from our range of bodices, skirts, sleeves and lengths to create their own custom made Dig For Victory dress to suit their body shape and personality. While also delving in to our extensive range of vintage and reclaimed fabrics and trims!

Our dresses are designed to be fitted in the bodice and cinched in at the waist (to show off our best bits!) Unlike modern fabrics, ours have no stretch in them, so it is important to get the right size. To work out what size will be best we recommend that each bridesmaid check her measurements against our standard sizes, they may find that they will benefit from our made to measure service. Our size guide and handy guide to taking your own measurements can be found here. The made to measure service costs an additional £25 for the custom pattern, or £50 to include a fitting instore with us (£25 for the custom pattern and £25 for the fitting). We are very happy to offer advice on sizing to help obtain the best fit, so if you are unsure what is the best option for you then please get in touch and send us your measurements!  If you would like to visit us in person to try on some styles, take a look in our fabric room and to have a fitting then please give us a call or send us an email to arrange this.

We don't offer to replicate dresses that have been designed by other designers, or to create a new design from scratch for each customer, This is because alot of time and care has been put into the development and construction of our own designs.

Payment Options

If you would like to place an order on our website then full payment is required. If your order is bespoke then we will create a custom invoice for you. This can be acheived by working on the order together via email, this also gives you the option to pay a 50% deposit, with the rest to be paid upon collection or before the dresses are posted. We ship our lovely dresses worldwide too, please contact us for more details.